Saturday, August 5, 2017

What did Donald Trump do today?

He insisted in a tweet that he is not on vacation.

Trump is absolutely on vacation, according to the White House two days ago.

Of course, no president's vacation is ever free from the responsibilities of office, including making phone calls. Trump will be spending 17 days at his luxury golf resort in Bedminster, New Jersey.

Trump may be unusually sensitive to the term "vacation," given his repeated assurances on the campaign trail that he was "not a vacation guy." In particular, he may be concerned that spending two and a half weeks at a golf resort will call attention to his criticism of President Obama for taking vacations and playing golf.

Who cares?

  • Presidents whose work ethic isn't a matter of controversy don't generally worry about their vacations being called vacations.